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24+1 (CD) - WHR041CDMP
24+1 (CD)

In his second album for Willowhayne Records, virtuoso pianist Dominic John presents 24+1, a truly ground breaking recording based on the ‘circle of fifths.’  From the power of Eduard Abramyan’s Prelude in F sharp minor to the poetry of John Ireland’s The Holy Boy, 25 composers extending across 2 centuries of music are represented in this unique musical journey that is sure to delight the listener.

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Harald Genzmer: Prelude in C major (10 Preludes: II. Allegro)
Louis Vierne: Prelude in C minor (No.1: Prologue from Twelve Preludes, Op.38)
Gabriel Fauré: Prelude in D flat major (No.1 from 9 Preludes, Op.103)
Richard Cumming: Prelude in D major (No.4 from 24 Preludes)
Evgeny Svetlanov: Prelude in D major (No.5 from Twelve Preludes)
Felix Blumenfeld: Prelude in D minor (No.24 from 24 Preludes, Op.17)
Nikolai Kapustin: Prelude in E flat major (No.19 from 24 Preludes, Op.53)
Lera Auerbach: Prelude in E flat minor (No.14 from 24 Preludes - 1998)
Olivier Messiaen: Prelude in E major 'La Colombe' (The Dove) (No.1 from 8 Preludes)
Reinhold Glière: Prelude in e minor (No.10 from 25 Preludes, Op.30)
John Ireland: Prelude in F major 'The Holy Boy' (No.3 from 4 Preludes)
Hans Gal: Prelude in F minor (No.16 from 24 Preludes, Op.83)
Charles Villiers Stanford: Prelude in G flat major (No.37, Op.179 Sixth Series)
Eduard Abramyan: Prelude in F sharp minor (No.9 from 24 Preludes)
Boris Goltz: Prelude in G major (No.3 from 24 Preludes, Op.2)
Pierre Max Dubois: Prelude in G minor (No.4 from 10 Preludes)
Charles-Valentin Alkan: Prelude in A flat jamor (No.15, Book 2 - 25 Preludes)
York Bowen: Prelude in G sharp minor (No.18 from 24 Preludes in All Major and Minor Keys, Op.102)
Ferruccio Busoni: Prelude in A major (No.7 from 24 Preludes, Op.37)
Karol Szymanowski: Prelude in A minor (No.6 from 9 Preludes, Op.1)
Lennox Berkeley: Prelude in B flat major (No.5 from 6 Preludes, Op.23)
Sergei Bortkiewicz: Prelude in B flat minor 'Patetico' (No.10 from 10 Preludes, Op.33)
Dmitri Kabalevsky: Prelude in B major (No.11 from 24 Preludes, Op.38)
César Cui: Prelude in B minor (No.4 from 25 Preludes, Op.64)
André Previn: Prelude in C major (No.5 from 'The Invisible Jazz Drummer', 5 Preludes for Piano)

Recorded:  10th & 11th April 2016, Holy Trinity Church, Hereford, UK
Recording Producers:  John Balsdon & Mark Hartt-Palmer  
Recording Engineers:  Mark Hartt-Palmer & John Balsdon
Release Date:  May 2017

Dominic John - WHR041Dominic’s pianism has won him several prizes,including First Prize in the 22nd Brant InternationalPiano Competition, British Music Society Awards,RCM Chappell Gold Medal, a Director’s GoldenJubilee Award at the RCM, Eastbourne SymphonyOrchestra Young Soloist Competition as well as alaureate of the Corpus Christi, USA InternationalCompetition for Piano and Strings. Performancesin this country include the Wigmore Hall, St John’sSmith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, PurcellRoom, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Hall and theBarbican Hall. Overseas he has played in France,Holland, Poland, America, Korea and Japan.He studied at Chethams School of Music, theRoyal Academy of Music and the Royal Collegeof Music where he held the RCM Society JuniorFellowship from 2004-2006. A versatile musician,Dominic is in demand as a soloist, member ofvarious chamber ensembles and accompanist toa wide variety of singers and instrumentalists.Concerto performances include BeethovenEmperor, Brahms No.2, Grieg, Liszt No.1,Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Rachmaninov 3rdand Prokofiev 2nd. Of particular note was aperformance with Itzhak Perlman, performancesof Tchaikovsky First Concerto and Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals with the OsakaPhilharmonic Orchestra.Dominic is an Honorary associate of the RoyalAcademy of Music. He is on the faculty ofGoldsmiths University, the Junior Department atthe Royal Academy of Music and also runs hisown concert series, “Notting Hill Concerts”. Thisis his second album for Willowhayne Records.

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"...this is a journey of wonder... John's performances throughout are as impeccable as they are fervent." - International Piano - 5* "...a superbly curated collection, imaginatively compiled and navigated with flair by pianist Dominic John - a serendipitous delight." - Andrew McGregor - BBC Radio 3 Record Review "...a delightful, clever album, and one which will certainly expand your musical horizons." - Lynn René Bailey, The Art Music Lounge "Dominic John plays persuasively... Olivier Messiaen's La colombe is one minute 55 seconds of perfumed grace." - BBC Music Magazine